I know that good does not live in me—that is, in my human nature. For even though the desire to do good is in me, I am not able to do it. I don’t do the good I want to do; instead, I do the evil that I do not want to do. If I… Read more
The Congregational Leadership Training was developed by Grassroots Training (ALC) and LCA Churchwide and District staff several years ago in response to calls to provide information to congregational leaders (ie church councils, chairpersons, secretaries and treasurers).
The External Conduct Standards are a set of standards that govern how a registered charity must manage its activities and resources outside Australia. This new legislation came into effect on 23rd July. The Standards require charities to take reasonable steps to ensure appropriate standards of behaviour, governance and oversight when undertaking activities or providing funding… Read more
Those of you with HELP and or other post-secondary education debts should be aware of the changes to the repayment income thresholds. Once repayment Income (different to taxable income!) reaches $45,881 per annum debts will need to be repaid, starting at a rate of 1% of income up to a maximum of 10% once income… Read more
Over the last few months the team have enjoyed taking up the invitations that several schools have extended to the Churchwide office to attend Career talks or expo events. We have partnered with ALC and Lutheran Community Care (for Schools in SA) and have had some wonderful conversations with young people interested in career and… Read more
Last year the, then, General Church Council (now Board) endorsed the following policies Church Worker Service Pastor Call Process Policy Employee Recruitment and Selection Policy Volunteer Identification and Selection Policy Vocational Development and Training Policy Provision of Housing for Pastors Policy Provided Housing Standards Maintenance and Care of Provided Housing Standards Alternative Arrangements for the… Read more
Can we say, then, that the Law itself is sinful? Of course not! But it was the Law that made me know what sin is. If the Law had not said, ‘Do not desire what belongs to someone else,’ I would not have known such a desire. But by means of that commandment sin found… Read more
When you were the slaves of sin, you were free from righteousness. What did you gain from doing the things that you are now ashamed of? The result of those things is death! But now you have been set free from sin and are the slaves of God. Your gain is a life fully dedicated… Read more
Myanmar Lutherans are pitching in to alleviate the impact of severe flooding, which has devastated regions of the country since the onset of the monsoon season. LCA International Mission is seeking urgent prayer and financial support from LCA/NZ members.